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Visions of Notre-Dame (Canceled)

A beautiful book that reminds us that creativity, in the face of tragedy, is precious.

Visions of Notre-Dame (Canceled)

A beautiful book that reminds us that creativity, in the face of tragedy, is precious.

$7,540
pledged of $27,500pledged of $27,500 goal
46
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 20 2019

About

Thank you to everyone who helped us on this journey. The Kickstarter's minimum was $27,5000 and we were not able to reach this amount. This means no one will be charged.

New Book

However, we still want to offer a book so we have curated a book with 50 beautiful and dynamic designs from around the world. We have called this collection, Top 50 Visions of Notre-Dameand it is available now on GoArchitect.co 


On April 15th, 2019 the world held its breath as Notre-Dame was engulfed in flames.

A few hours later the centuries-old cathedral was saved but severely damaged. This presented the world with a unique question; where do we go from here? This question sparked a debate that was heated and emotional but important.

GoArchitect organized a democratic design competition to celebrate this debate and over 200 designers from 56 countries submitted designs. In July, over 30,000 people signed up and voted for their favorite designs. 

But this isn't the end of the story. 

We are bringing all 226 designs together into a gorgeous coffee table book that commends the hard work of each designer and reminds us that creativity, in the face of tragedy, is precious.

ZEYU CAI & SIBEI LI
ZEYU CAI & SIBEI LI

See the winning design by Zeyu Cai and Sibei Li, two Chinese architectural designers who now work for Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill in Chicago.

YUNG SAI CHUN
YUNG SAI CHUN

Each design receives the recognition it deserves with beautiful images and rich colors. You'll be able to see how each designer approached the challenge and created a passionate solution.

JEFFREY EYSTER, AIA., GABRIEL MOLINA
JEFFREY EYSTER, AIA., GABRIEL MOLINA

Visions of Notre-Dame is a balanced collection of images from the design entries, the story of the competition, and text from the designers themselves. This book is easy to flip through if you're simply searching for ideas but it also has moments of real depth as you read and analyze the designers' intentions.

KAUMUDI INDRANIL MORE
KAUMUDI INDRANIL MORE

Each design brings its unique personality to the pages. Are you looking for serious and precise architecture? It has that. Do you prefer something more whimsical and poetic? This book has that too.

NAK DESIGN STRATEGIES, RON BARID
NAK DESIGN STRATEGIES, RON BARID

Visions of Notre-Dame is a beautiful hardcover book celebrating all 226 designs submitted to The People's Notre-Dame Cathedral Design Competition. Each design, from the incredible to the wacky, is shown in rich color on large A4 pages.

Visions of Notre-Dame is a limited publication brought to the public through two editions: Signature and Collector's. Each of these editions are available for pre-order exclusively on Kickstarter. 

CLAYTON KENNETH NICKUM
CLAYTON KENNETH NICKUM

Whether you see each design as a little crazy or a work of art; this book celebrates the human desire to create.  It will delight architecture fans and makes a perfect gift for professionals and even children.

This book helps to celebrate the designers from 56 countries submitted to The People's Notre-Dame Cathedral Design Competition. 

ROGERIO CARVALHEIRO
ROGERIO CARVALHEIRO

From rural Canada to downtown Shanghai, designers from around the world put their personality, aspirations, and soul into their designs. What's important to us is that this book fosters the belief that creativity in the face of tragedy is precious.

TIM KOBE
TIM KOBE

 VISIONS OF NOTRE-DAME: SIGNATURE EDITION

This beautifully constructed book features all 226 entries from The People's Notre-Dame Cathedral Design Competition. Makes a great gift for any architecture fan, historian, friend, or colleague. 

Available in a Royal blue Hardcover.

Your name will be featured as a signature supporter inside the book.

Kickstarter exclusive price: $100

Pledge and be part of the Supporters section for backers who pledged for one or more Signature Edition books. This is a thank you and shoutout for the role you played in making this book possible. 

 VISIONS OF NOTRE-DAME: COLLECTOR'S EDITION

This museum quality book features all 226 entries from The People's Notre-Dame Cathedral Design Competition. Makes a once-in-a-lifetime gift for any architecture fan, historian, friend, or colleague. 

Each book is numbered for authenticity and comes in an elegant and protective slipcase.

3 beautiful options: Royal Blue, Tricolore, and Revolution Red. Cover selection will be made in the backer survey after the campaign has ended.

Your name or company will be featured as a patron inside the book.

Kickstarter exclusive price: $130

SLIPCASE

Each Collector's Edition comes in a stunning slipcase inspired by the famous rose windows of Notre-Dame Cathedral. This slipcase makes the book perfect for any home, office, or library.

Pledge and be part of the special Patron section for backers who pledge for one or more Collector's Edition books. This is a special thank you and recognition for the role you played in making this book possible.

Kickstarter backers may add additional books to their rewards for a discounted price. First, select your reward and then add the amount listed below for the corresponding book. This will not affect your shipping price.

Signature Edition: $90 per additional book. Example: $100 + 90 = $190 + shipping for 2 Signature Editions. Additional Signature Edition books may be added to any reward level.

Collector's Edition: $120 per additional book. Example: $130 + 120 = $250 + shipping for 2 Collector's Editions. Additional Collector's Edition books may only be added to the Collector's Edition,  Bundle, or Entire Collection reward levels.

Please check your math when adding additional books. 

We are on a mission to create a publication that will inspire for generations. You can help make this happen by supporting the campaign and sharing it with friends and colleagues to help unlock our stretch goals. These goals can be unlocked after the campaign surpasses specific amounts beyond the campaign minimum of $27,500. 

Unlocked stretch goals will apply to all rewards.

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AUGUST: Kickstarter Campaign

SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER: Production of the books



NOVEMBER: We take delivery of the books. Specific date is subject to the final quantity ordered. Please note: delivery may be delayed if the campaign exceeds expectations and more time is required for production.

NOVEMBER - DECEMBER: Shipping will commence immediately upon arrival. Books will be shipped from Southern California. Our goal is to put books in the hands of our backers in time for the 2019 holiday season.   

Each book is carefully packaged so it arrives in excellent condition. The estimated shipping weight of the book is 4 pounds. Yes, it's seriously heavy and that does affect shipping prices.

United States via USPS Media Mail or First-Class depending on your precise location.

International Shipping is done through FedEx International or USPS First-Class International Service depending on pricing to your exact location.

"Wow, it's expensive" is something our team kept repeating to themselves over and over. We agree that the international shipping fees are substantial and we feel your pain. Honestly, it makes us want to go out and start a shipping company instead. In the meantime, please know that the international rates are real costs and we worked hard to get them as low as possible

International customers should consider ordering in a group with friends or colleagues, thereby reducing the per unit shipping cost. Please check reward for the cost of additional copies.

Risks and challenges

GoArchitect is a small but active publishing company that has carried out many publishing projects and successfully delivered to thousands of customers. Like any project, there are risks relating to production, freight, and shipping to customers.
WE CARRY INSURANCE for each project which reduces the risks for us and the customer. For example, if something terrible were to happen during production the losses would be covered and we could begin again. This may delay the book's delivery to you, the customer, but it would not kill the project or our business.
Our goal is to put books in the hands of our backers in time for the 2019 holiday season. For some international backers, the book may arrive extremely close Christmas. Please know we will be working very diligently to give them the best chance of arriving on time.
After the campaign all backers will receive updates regarding the progress of production and shipping.

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    One Collector's Edition with 3 color options: royal blue, revolution red, or Tricolore. Each book is numbered for authenticity and comes in an elegant and protective slipcase.

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    One Signature Edition in Royal Blue and one Collector's Edition in a color of your choice. Keep one and give one to a friend or colleague.

    Makes a once-in-a-lifetime gift for any architecture fan, historian, friend, or colleague.

    A $230 value at the exclusive price of $215.

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    Receive all 3 Collector's Editions: Royal Blue, Revolution Red, and Tricolore. Each book is numbered for authenticity and comes in an elegant and protective slipcase.

    Makes a once-in-a-lifetime gift for any architecture fan, historian, friend, or colleague.

    A $390 value at the exclusive price of $360.

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